General Manager
Bodycote Thermal Processing - Laconia, NH

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Responsible for the overall operation of the local plant. This includes all aspects of the operation.

Essential job functions (duties & responsibilities):
Must be an advocate for Bodycote to customers, employees and communities

General knowledge of heat treating process

Familiarity with aerospace practices

Utilize equipment >85% based on 168/week

Must strive to return 25% pre-tax profit with annual organic sales growth of 15%

Control working capital (i.e. A/R < 45 days average, < 10%, > 60 days)

Develop and execute two year strategic plan

Conduct annual customer satisfaction survey (80+ sales volume)

Maintain quality accreditation of facility by at least one recognized authority

Lead sales effort, quoting, pricing, and market penetration

Personally sell to key accounts ( >25% of time)

Know your competitors in a strategic way

Comply with, promote and enforce safety, health, environmental (SHE), rules, regulations, company policies, and laws

Maintain equipment and facility in an upscale appearance (5S Principle)

Should have working knowledge in lean practices

Promote and practice timely and accurately communication, verbally and in writing

Hire, train, motivate, and retain a quality oriented and productive work force

Integrate employee development, actively cultivating a successor

Promote and practice team work with other plants and corporate staff

Must work in a manner consistent with the EMS

Requirements (qualifications & skills):
Bachelor's degree preferred

5 + years experience in business management/people management

Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing/critical reasoning

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Ability to learn new software programs related to function

General office environment; may be exposed to heat, noise, etc., of an industrial shop

Must be able to sit for extended period of time

Must be able to bend, climb, twist, sit, lift and stoop, with minimum physical exertion

Must be able to travel to/between plants and/or customer locations as necessary

Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license, and in good standing

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